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Montreux to Geneva by train

Lake Geneva is one of the most famous landmarks in Europe. Spanning 26 miles, one of the great ways to soak it up is from the comfort of a train carriage.

Handy then, if you happen to be transferring from one end of the lake at Montreux, to the other in Geneva. It’s one of the great Swiss journeys, and all in less than an hour. In that time, you’ll be able to scale the breadth of the lake without having to step outside. 52 services a day run on this popular route. This means you don’t have to plan ahead too much, especially as trains run up until 23:55.

To find out more about the journey to Geneva, including the latest train times and FAQs, please scroll down for additional information.

Montreux to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 1h 15m to travel from Montreux to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 40 miles (64 km). There are normally 70 trains per day travelling from Montreux to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €8.23 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 58m
Price€8.23 - €27.93
Distance40 miles (64 km)
Frequency70 trains per day
Departure stationMontreux
Arrival stationGeneva
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Montreux to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Montreux to Geneva for Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:55 14:18 1h 23m, 1 change
13:17 14:30 1h 13m, direct
13:25 14:40 1h 15m, direct
13:48 14:50 1h 02m, direct
13:55 15:18 1h 23m, 1 change
14:17 15:30 1h 13m, direct
14:25 15:40 1h 15m, direct
14:48 15:50 1h 02m, direct
14:55 16:18 1h 23m, 1 change
15:17 16:30 1h 13m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Montreux to Geneva

Train tickets from Montreux to Geneva start at €8.23 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €26.44.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price22.55
on the day
avg. single price26.44

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Montreux to Geneva by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Montreux to Geneva? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Montreux to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Montreux and Geneva is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 70 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Montreux and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Montreux to Geneva is 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Montreux to Geneva cost?

Train tickets from Montreux to Geneva can start from as little as €8.23 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Montreux to Geneva?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Montreux to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 52 direct trains from Montreux to Geneva. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Montreux to Geneva leave?

The first train from Montreux to Geneva leaves at 05:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Montreux to Geneva leave?

The last train from Montreux to Geneva leaves at 23:59. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Montreux and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Montreux to Geneva cover a distance of around 40 miles (64 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Montreux.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Montreux to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/11/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/04/2019 for travel on 10/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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